New Jersey Administrative Code
Section 16:47-3.13 - Relocations or removals within driveway areas

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 16:47-3.13

Current through Register Vol. 56, No. 6, March 18, 2024

(a) The Department has jurisdiction over all structures within the limits of its right-of-way and easements.

(b) Removal of curb is not authorized, except in accordance with 16:47-3.9.

(c) Permission may be obtained for the relocation of an inlet where storm sewers, highway grades, and other conditions are favorable. All work will be at the expense of the permittee and shall be constructed in accordance with Department "Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction".

(d) The permittee shall remove guide rail once the fill behind the guide rail has been completed to the satisfaction of the Department. The guide rail remains the property of the State and shall be delivered, undamaged, to the location specified in the permit.

(e) The permittee shall relocate regulatory, directional and warning signs, at the permittee's expense, providing a satisfactory location can be found.

(f) The Department may allow the relocation of State-owned electrical facilities providing a new location satisfactory to the Department can be found. This also applies to pavement detectors, pullboxes, conduits, and other constituent parts. Relocations shall be at the permittee's expense. Where structures are owned by a county or municipality, the applicant shall obtain written county or municipal permission before access is requested.

(g) Permission may be granted for construction of a driveway which requires the relocation of a utility pole or fire hydrant. Utility poles and fire hydrants shall not be permitted on channeling islands. Utility poles and fire hydrants should be relocated as close to the right-of-way line as possible. The relocation shall be arranged by the permittee with the utility company or municipality. The Department will not pay for relocation, except as required pursuant to 27:7-44.9. Should a utility pole have attached to it service connections for any State-owned facility, the Department will relocate the service at the permittee's expense.

(h) Relocation of utility poles carrying the Department's lighting system usually cannot be permitted. These are placed in accordance with a carefully designed spacing pattern. However, should a new design be appropriate, it shall be at the permittee's expense.

(i) At locations on highways where metal pole lighting exists, electrical conduit or direct buried high voltage cables are located adjacent to the inside of curb, at a depth of approximately 18 inches (460 millimeters) below the top of curb. Extreme care must be exercised not to damage conduit or cables during removal of curb and construction of access points. It will be necessary to protect cables by encasing them in fiber conduit with an envelope of concrete. The permittee shall notify the Department District Electrical Supervisor at least three working days prior to any excavation adjacent to curb.

(j) When applications require movement or relocation of highway facilities by the Department, the applicant shall assume all expenses involved in the movement or relocation of the highway facilities and any expenses for additional facilities necessitated by the move. The Department will have the work completed.

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